Ball comes to rest on the 15th tee block side of the screen
If this scenario occurs the player gets relief from the screen if it affects their swing and stance (immovable Obstruction: Rule24-2). This relief is in the form of dropping within 1 club length of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the whole. It is important to note that the player only receives relief affecting their swing and stance, not the direction of their shot, and at no time does the drop zone become an option for a player in this scenario. As such the nearest point of relief is generally only a foot or two back from the screen so that they are provided sufficient area to hit their ball sideways from the screen.
The screen contains the following sign on the 15th tee block side of the fence.
If this scenario occurs, and the ball is at rest within the area marked with white paint, which is essentially the lowered area containing seating and the sand bin behind the 16th tee block, then the player is entitled to use the drop zone.
The screen contains the following sign on the 15th green side of the fence.
- When taking a nearest point of relief ruling the nearest point may be either way, ie it may be away from the fairway. The nearest point of relief may also be WITHIN a bush or tree. However once this point is identified the player may drop within 1 club length of this point.
- Relief in both scenarios is free and optional, the player may still choose to play the ball as it lies.
- The first scenario is also the case in regards to the screen on the 11th tee block. However as this screen does not contain a sunken area behind the tee block like the 16th there is no drop zone, players simply get relief to the nearest point if their swing or stance is affected by the screen, regardless of which side of the screen their ball is on. Both sides of the screen contain a sign that is the same as the first one shown above.